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The History with Journalism degree is a new programme whereby students study two-thirds History and one-third Journalism (or Economics, English Literature or Politics). The balance of subjects has been carefully designed and fine-tuned by Buckingham’s team of experienced and high-calibre historians - the minor subjects are designed to integrate with the History courses.
The History Major offers outline and conceptual courses which concentrate predominantly on the period from 1800 to the present day. Students progress to study the history of history and to reflect on historical method. In the last part of the course students study historical documents and texts, and develop research and writing skills through a long essay and a dissertation. The programme not only teaches history; it also teaches you to think historically and to research and write.
The Journalism part of the degree enables students to be confident and proficient in the skills needed to produce compelling reportage in any medium.
Lectures and small group tutorials form the backbone of the teaching. All students on the History with Journalism course will have to write a short dissertation of 5000-7000 on a topic of their choice with the help and supervision of a personal tutor within their chosen field.
Courses in the History with Journalism degree include:
Students wishing to study the History with Journalism Bachelors degree must meet the following criteria:
- 240 (at least 80 in History) UCAS points or equivelant,
- English profficiency: IELTS of 6.0 + TOEFL of 213.
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...